Well, to quote my husband's reaction to my progress on the new kitchen garden, "Not bad for using only FREE mulch, manure and bricks!"
To begin with, I live in West Texas and we had a scarry weekend of wildfires all around! There was an evacuation of our neighborhood here in Alpine on Saturday afternoon. Also, there were fires on my husband's family ranch where land and fences were lost but PRAISE GOD we were all okay. However, many families here in West Texas lost homes and animals. It truly is tragic to hear of many of the stories of loss. To read more about the details of the fire visit BigBendNow.com
However, this is a happy place here in blogland so back to the kitchen garden. I was spending time outside anyway watching the smoke and watering the lawn.
To read my first post on the kitchen garden click here. But basically, we added a cedar post fence around the property and then started installing raised vegetable beds. So we went from this:
To this where I had the raised beds installed and newspaper and mulch laid on half of the kitchen garden.
However, I still had all of this to deal with!
Next, a curve of brick to be an edge to the strip of grass.
Then I had to come in and take a shower so I could evacuate the house with my 8 month old baby due to wildfires in the area. Ugh yeah, we live in the wild west. So after some fun pizza with my friend in town and her baby we came home! Thank you Lord! So the next morning up and at them again. I added the curved bed in the bottom left of this photo below.
Then I added a thick layer of red granite to under the faucet area. This area will be where my potting bench will go.
Then I did the far curved bed next to the cedar post fence. But I still need to prepare the soil for the roses.
Then I STILL had more brick so I decided on a patio. It isn't perfect but interplanted with thyme it will look great.
The strip to the left in the above photo is going to be grass. And don't forget this is the plan for the beds along the house:
And of course here is the plan I drew for the kitchen garden. Hopefully this week I can get most everything planted. We will see!